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Now playing "Love Me Two Times"
by James Lee Stanley & Cliff Eberhardt
from the "All Wood & Doors" CD -
all-acoustic arrangements of "Doors" songs.

NEW !
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James Lee Stanley & Cliff Eberhardt - All Wood & Doors

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NEW !  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER !
Nick Sherwin of Suburban Skies, a band that does fresh, original arrangements of Beatles songs (NOT a Tribute Band) is featured in our film.  His band, Suburban Skies will be performing Saturday, June 11th at Brixton's on Redondo Beach Pier. 
Doors open at 7pm-they go on at 9pm.
We have two sets of 2 free tickets, to the first two people who "tweet" us to tell us where the name of their band comes from.
Hint: its on their website at:
Click on the link below to send us your reply:
 

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On-Location photos from our first four days of filming...

May 18th, 2011 - Day One of filming!
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Nick Sherwin of the band "Suburban Skies."
May 20th, 2011 - Day Two of filming.
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David Philp of "The Automatics."
May 28th, 2011 - Day Three of filming.
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Jim Wirt (Record Producer) with band-mate David Philp.
May 28th, 2011 - Day Three of filming.
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William Balch (Director) and David Philp, discussing the next scene.
Band-mates Jim and David, of The Automatics.
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Jim Wirt, Sandy Jacobson (the film's Co-Producer), and David Philp between scenes.
June 2nd, 2011 -Day Four, Gathering on-location...
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Eugene Ganley, David Philp, and Jared Lara.
June 2nd, 2011 - Waiting to begin filming Day Four
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David Philp of The Automatics, Sandy Jacobson (Co-Producer), & Jared Lara.
Two of our "British Rockers"...
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Matt Laumann and Eugene Ganley
June 2nd, 2011 - Day Four of filming.
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Jared Lara ("Young David Philps") and David Philps of The Automatics.
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David Philp (background) and Jared Lara (Foreground.)
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David Philp (background) and Jared Lara (foreground).
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David Philp and Jard Lara.
June 2nd, 2011 - Day Four of filming.
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David Philp, Jared Lara, and William Balch (Director)...nearing the end of the day's shoot.
June 2nd, 2011 - Day Four of filming.
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Jared Lara and David Philp at the end of the shoot day.
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Colin Hanton, Sandy Jacobson, Rod Davis, & Len Garry.
On location for our interview with The Quarrymen.
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Rod Davis, Len Garry, Sandy Jacobson, & Colin Hanton.
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The Automatics - Britannia
David Philp & The Automatics
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"Jukebox of Human Sorrow" CD
Post-Beatle Era Fab Four Music
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Nick Sherwin (Original Arrangements) - Suburban Skies

New Photos !

John McEuen's most recent Southern California show
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John McEuen, Past-Guest, with Sandy Jacobson at The Coffee Gallery Backstage.
Matt performed with John McEuen that night.
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Past-Guest, Matt Cartsonis with Sandy Jacobson at The Coffee Gallery Backstage.
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At The Roxy for Brian Ray's CD-Release Concert / Party for "This Way Up!"
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Sandy Jacobson (our Producer) at Brian Ray's CD-Release Party/Concert for his CD "This Way Up!"
David is currently working on HIS next release !
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Sandy Jacobson ran into another past-guest, David Philps at Brian Ray's CD-Release / Concert Party.
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Brian Ray performing tracks from his latest CD "This Way Up!" at his CD-Release Concert/Party.
"The Dreamcatchers" Wrap Party / Tour.
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Sandy Jacobson, on The Great Wall of China.
"The Dreamcatchers" Wrap Party / Tour.
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Sandy Jacobson on The Great Wall of China.
"The Dreamcatchers" Wrap Party / Tour.
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Sandy Jacobson on the grounds of The Summer Palace in Beijing.
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Jam Session at The Forbidden City, Beijing, China
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Buskers in The Forbidden City, Beijing, China
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Folk Concert at The Summer Palace, Beijing, China

The photos below are from the
2011 NAMM Show in Anaheim,
where we ran into many
old friends and past guests,
and met some new friends !

Two of our past guests...
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Keith England, with Ainjel Emme warming up.
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Keith England (our past guest), Sandy Jacobson, & Ainjel Emme (our past guest).
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Ainjel Emme performing at The Martin Guitar Booth.
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Laurence Juber performing at The Martin Guitar Booth.
Three of our past guests...Keith, Peter, & Ainjel
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Keith England, Peter Tork, Sandy Jacobson, & Ainjel Emme.
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Laurence Juber performing at The Martin Guitar Booth.
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Laurence Juber (our past guest), Sandy Jacobson, & Peter Tork (our past guest).
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Peter Tork listening to Ainjel Emme at The Martin Guitar Booth.
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Peter Tork, (one of our past guests) and Sandy Jacobson

The Quarrynen on their recent visit to L.A.
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The Quarrymen - Len Garry, Colin Hatton, with Sandy Jacobson (our producer), and Rod Davis.

The Quarrymen-
the band where John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison met...during their recent "Happy Birthday, John" Tour - their second Southern California visit.  We had the privilege of interviewing them, again, on this visit.  The complete story is featured in our next newsletter.

SIGN THE MONKEES ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME PETITION HERE !

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NEW BackStage:Los Angeles
DEMO REEL
with excerpts from selected segments that were hosted by our Creator & Producer, Sandy Jacobson!
This demo reel contains our watermark in it's entirety.

Click here to watch the demo reel.

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Guest, Denny Tedesco (son of Tommy Tedesco-The Wrecking Crew) & Host, Sandy Jacobson in the studio.
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Denny Tedesco is the producer of the documentary "The Wrecking Crew."
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Scott Gates, John McEuen, & Nathan McEuen at The Coffee Gallery Backstage.
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Nathan McEuen (Guest), Sandy Jacobson (Host), Elaine Gregston & Chuck Hailes (Guests) in the Studio.
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World Premier of Frank Zappa's "Joe's Garage" in Hollywood.
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Florence Hartigan (Guest) with Sandy Jacobson (Host) in the studio.
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Bob Stane, founder of The Ice House, and owner of The Coffee Gallery Backstage.

Links to our guests websites:

The Wrecking Film

John McEuen

Nathan McEuen

Florence Hartigan

The Coffee Gallery BackStage

Evan Marshall

Our Guest - Evan Marshall, Mandolinist
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Evan Marshall (Guest) with Sandy Jacobson (Producer) on the set of BackStage:Los Angeles

UPCOMING CONCERTS:

New Interview with Bob Stane, owner of 
The Coffee Gallery Backstage,
a music venue featuring world-class
singer/songwriter performances.
To see the interview, click on the link below:

BackStage:Los Angeles visits Bob Stane at The Coffee Gallery in Alta Dena.

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Russ & Julie's House Concerts - Oak Park / Agoura

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John Batdorf - "One Last Wish"

Watch John Batdorf's NEW MUSIC VIDEO !

John Batdorf CD-Release Party -
"One Last Wish" and
The Koles
(This concert is Sponsored by Ron & Jean Sarfaty)


Saturday, December 3, 2011
Russ & Julie's House Concerts
8PM
Suggested Donation $20
Reservations Required

John Batdorf
John Batdorf has survived many careers in one lifetime. Starting with the 70's as a recording artist with Batdorf and Rodney, and then Silver. John made records and toured this country and Canada for most of the 70s. He headlined many shows, but as an opening act he got to play with a lot of great groups like America, Seals and Crofts, Dan Fogelberg, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Fleetwood Mac, The Doobie Brothers, Bread, The Youngbloods, Hall and Oats, Cheech and Chong, England Dan and John Ford Coley, Pure Prairie League, Harry Chapin, John Prine, Dave Mason, Kris Kristofferson just to name a few! A great time was had by all.

John Batdorf spent the 80's as a staff songwriter writing songs for America, England Dan, The Curry sisters and Kim Carnes, and as studio singer singing on hundreds of jingles, movies, and TV shows. He sang on four main titles including, "Doctor, Doctor", "Tom and Jerry Kids", "Garfield and Friends" and "Promised Land". He sang background vocals on some really great recordings by Rod Stewart, Motley Crue, Dave Mason, Eric Anderson,The Jefferson Starship, Berlin, Donna Summer, Dwight Yoakum, Boy Meets Girl, Mickey Thomas, Stan Ridgeway, James Lee Stanley, David Lee Roth, The London Choir Boys to name a few.

John is releasing his third solo CD "One Last Wish" in which he covers new ground with some of the topics he covers, while returning to the magic, upbeat sound that Batdorf & Rodney fans have always loved.  In addition to his other solo CD's "Home Again" and "Old Man Dreamin' " John also collaborated with James Lee Stanley on the masterful "All Wood & Stones" CD, which were fresh, new acoustic arrangements of Rolling Stones songs, and added to the most recent "All Wood & Doors", with James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt, and contains fresh, new acoustic arrangements of songs by The Doors, and features such guest artists as John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Peter Tork, Timothy B. Schmit, Laurence Juber, Scott Breadman, Paul Barrere, Rick Ruskin, Chad Watson.


The Koles
Also on the line-up are The Koles - Arlene, Bill, and their daughter Skyeler.  The December 2009 issue of Music Connection Magazine named Arlene Kole in their HOT 100 List of the top live acts in the nation.  Bill Kole is an award winning engineer producer who was distributed by A&M Records in Canada.  Skyeler Kole attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood.  She began singing studio sessions at age 11.

Make Reservations for Concert

More About John Batdorf

More About The Koles

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Arlene Kole's "One Day" CD

"I just had the privilege of previewing John Batdorf's newest CD that's in the works...and John just keeps getting better !  This is a finely produced CD, with many of the tracks containing the same soul as the early Batdorf & Rodney songs like "One Day"...while continuing to be fresh and new.  John explores some new topics, in his usual genuine, articulate, and well-crafted style. 
A "must-have" CD !"
-Sandy Jacobson, March 31, 2001-
Sandy Jacobson is the Creator & Producer of
BackStage:Los Angeles
"L.A.'s REAL Music Interview T.V. Show!"


John Batdorf's
New Release
"One Last Wish."
John also contributed his talents to 
the recently released
James Lee Stanley / Cliff Eberhardt
"All Wood & Doors" CD,
which features the additional talents of
John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Peter Tork,
Timothy B. Schmit, Laurence Juber, Scott Breadman,
Paul Barrere,Rick Ruskin, and
Chad Watson on
all-acoustic arrangements of songs
by The Doors.
 

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John Batdorf - One Last Wish

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James Lee Stanley / Cliff Eberhardt - "All Wood & Doors"
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John Batdorf in concert.
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John Batdorf (Guest), Sandy Jacobson (Producer), & James Lee Stanley (Guest Host) in the studio.
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John Batdorf's most recent CD "Old Man Dreamin' "
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John Batdorf's first solo CD, with Mark Rodney playing on some of the tracks.
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JOHN BATDORF
All Acoustic arrangements of Rolling Stones songs.
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John Batdorf & James Lee Stanley "All Wood & Stones" CD
Click on the image to preview!
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"Still Burnin" - The CD that resulted from the 2007 Batdorf & Rodney Reunion Tour !

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Batdorf & Rodney's First Album -

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The second Batdorf & Rodney album.

James Lee Stanley's
Concert Schedule:
James has been out on the road with Cliff Eberhardt, touring their collaborative CD "All Wood & Doors." 
This CD features the additional talents of
John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Peter Tork, Timothy B. Schmit, John Batdorf, Laurence Juber, Scott Breadman,
Paul Barrere, Rick Ruskin, and Chad Watson playing on various tracks.
James also has a new solo CD "BackStage at The Resurrection."

Saturday, December 3, 2011
All Wood and Doors w/ James Lee Stanley & Cliff Eberhardt @ Slater-Lunsford Pavillion
2804 Kenwood Ct, Lancaster, CA 93536 (United States)
(661) 478-9039  Set: 7:00 PM
 
Sunday, December 4, 2011
an evening with james lee stanley & cliff eberhardt @ west valley music center
24424 Vanowen Street,  West Hills, CA 91307 
818 992 4142  Set: 7:00 PM  

Monday, December 5, 2011
All Wood and Doors w/ James Lee Stanley & Cliff Eberhardt @ SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  1221 State St., Ste. 205, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (United States) -
(805) 899-2176
  
Friday, December 9, 2011
All Wood and Doors w/ James Lee Stanley & Cliff Eberhardt @
Ghost Ranch Concerts at the Aquatic Center
100 Park Ave and Hwy 95, Lake Havasu City, AZ (United States) - Map
928 461 1443  Set: 7:30 PM    Doors: 6:30 PM
Tickets: $20 singles couples a better deal, tables a great deal. call.

Saturday, December 10, 2011
All Wood and Doors w/ James Lee Stanley & Cliff Eberhardt @ Studio Live
215 Coffee Pot Dr., Sedona, AZ (United States) -Set: 7:30 PM   
Sunday, December 11, 2011
All Wood and Doors w/ James Lee Stanley & Cliff Eberhardt @ Scott Halleck's Lair
contact Scott at
scotthallock@cox.net for directions, Phoenix (Fountain Hills), AZ 85268
973-204-8757

NOW AVAILABLE ! 
The long-awaited CD...
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Click on the CD Cover to order !
are joined on this CD by the guest talents of:

More About James Lee Stanley

More About Cliff Eberhardt

James Lee Stanley's
Two most recent releases:
"All Wood & Doors"
and
"BackStage at The Resurrection"
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Click on the CD Cover to order !
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James Lee Stanley's NEW CD "Backstage at The Resurrection"
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Cliff Eberhardt
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Cliff Eberhardt's new CD "500 Miles."
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Cliff Eberhardt

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John Batdorf & James Lee Stanley in concert.

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John Batdorf (Guest), Sandy Jacobson (Producer), James Lee Stanley (Guest Host).
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James Lee Stanley in concert.
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"The Eternal Contradiction" CD by James Lee Stanley
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To preview tracks, click on the image.

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Click on the image to preview the tracks.

Jimbo Ross
Bodacious Blues
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
1:00-4:00 PM
Fisherman's Village, Marina Del Rey, CA
Outdoors in the Lighthouse Courtyard
FREE
Free 2-hour parking with any food/beverage purchase
Plenty of seating, sun and shade, food and drinks
Featuring
Jimbo Ross - 5 String Electric Viola & Vocals
Michael Sims - Guitar
Mo Beeks - Ivories
Steve Pandi - Bass & Vocals
Greg Alban - Drums

Their last concert of the year !
Come on down, and hear a great blues band !!!
CD's available for purchase.
www.bodaciousrecords.com  

World-renowned Blues, Jazz, Rock Violist, and Singer, Jimbo Ross has been mesmerizing audences in a timeless fashion with his creative artistry for three decades. In the eloquence of Jazz and Blues critic Leonard Feather, "...Jimbo is the only first-rate jazz violist extant!"

Jimbo Ross, performer/composer/arranger/producer, has become a highly acclaimed musician in the Hollywood Recording Industry and West Coast club scene. His virtuosity, versatility, and reputation have gained him the respect which puts him in demand to play on infinite recordings, television and feature film scores, live concerts, and world-wide music festivals.

His Progressive/Classic Blues CDs entitled "Jimbo Ross - Steady Rollin Man" and "Jimbo Ross - Driven By The Blues" are self-arranged and self-produced. This unique recording is deep-down in the Blues, with R&B and Soul overtones, to create a sound of it's own.

Jimbo sings with committed, soulful blues passion, and plays Electric Viola with blazing virtuosic fire never heard before, transporting his listeners with him into blues bliss.

As a session player Jimbo's credits include:
Aerosmith
Affrimation (core member)
Christina Aguilera
American Idol Band
Tori Amos
Paul Anka
Babyface
Burt Bacharach
The Band
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Bobby Blue Bland
Shirley Bassey
Tony Bennett
David Benoit
George Benson
Beyonce
Michael Bolton
Michael Buble
Bush
Cab Calloway
Miriah Carey
Ray Charles
Natalie Cole
Harry Connick Jr.
Ry Cooder
Coolio (The Grammy's)
Chick Corea
Sheryl Crow
Roger Daltry
Sammy Davis Jr.
Neil Diamond
Celine Dion
Dixie Chicks
Bob Dylan
Earth, Wind & Fire
Teddy Edwards
Don Ellis Orchestra
(Featured Soloist)
Ella Fitzgerald
Peter Frampton
Aretha Franklin
David Foster
Richard Greene
Greenstring Quartet (core member)
Josh Grobin
Dave Grusin
Shirley Horn
Whitney Houston
Michael Jackson
Etta James
JAMIRIQUAI
Dr. Jazz (core member)
Dr. John
Elton John
Alisha Keys
Dave Koz
Diana Krall
Patti LaBelle
Queen Latifah
Jeremy Lubbock
Carmen Lundy
Johnny Mandell
Chuck Mangione
Eric Marienthal
Johnny Mathis
Martina McBride
Jesse McCartney
Bill Medley
Metallica
Luis Miguel
Marcus Miller
Ricky Minor
Moody Blues
Maria Muldar
Randy Newman
The Ojays
Roy Orbison
Renee Olstead
Van Dyke Parks
Joel Pelletier
Steve Perry
Page & Plant Tour
Queenryche
Lou Rawls
Smokey Robinson
Kenny Rogers
Gavin Rossdale
Jimmy Scott
Diane Shuur
Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra Duets
Rod Stewart Unplugged
Swing Street (core member)
Barbara Streisand
Donna Summer
Toad The Wet Sprocket
Peter Townsend
Sarah Vaughan
Rufus Wainwright
Jennifer Warnes
Brian Wilson
Stevie Wonder
Led Zeppelin

and
countless
others ...

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BackStage:Los Angeles
would like to Congratulate
Amber Rubarth
on her GREAT NEWS !

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Amber Rubarth's NEW CD - "A Common Case of Disappearing"

A Message From Amber Rubarth:
CARNEGIE HALL with JASON MRAZ. 
Holy yes.

November 23.  Thanksgiving's Eve.  11-23-11. 
Forever engrained as one of the most magical days of my life.  Jason Mraz invited me to be his special guest at Carnegie Hall.  Sold out.  Tiers and tiers of beautiful people, dressed to the nines.  A beautiful reverence in the air.  

I have a lot of dreams in my life.  This was a big one come true.  Singing with Jason Mraz in a cardboard box would be spectacular, singing with him at Carnegie Hall was top of the tree.  Or more like floating in outer space.  Best Thanksgiving gift ever.  I am soaked in gratitude.

My favorite moment was singing our new movie love song "Rated Ours" together unplugged at the old timey microphone.  I am so grateful, still glowing. 

Here's a VIDEO (thank you!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRLs-KawDZE


EAST COAST ALBUM RELEASE CONCERTS

Four album release concerts for my new album
"A Common Case of Disappearing" this next week!!!  With special guests! 
Come out and grab some albums for stocking stuffers!


12/6 CAMBRIDGE, MA
@ Club Passim. 8pm / All Ages. 
Special guests TALL HEIGHTS
Buy Tickets.


12/7 NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA
@ Burlap & Bean.  8pm / All Ages.
Special guest DAVE EGGAR.
Buy Tickets.


12/9 NEW YORK, NY
Rockwood Music Hall.  9:30pm / 21+ 
Buy Tickets.


12/11 LONDONDERRY, NH
Tupelo Music Hall.  7pm / All Ages.
Special guests DAVE EGGAR and JAY NASH
Buy Tickets.

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  • When
    Sunday, February 19, 2012
  • Time
    3:00pm until 12:00am
  • Description
    SAVE-THE-DATE -- FOLKTACULAR 2012:
    Sunday, February 19th, 2012 – 3pm till Midnight
    $20 in advance, $25 at the door
    (For advance tix, please send a check before Feb 10th - payable to Robert Morgan Fisher - to Robert Morgan Fisher, 22254 Flanco Rd., Woodland Hills, CA 9136
    4. Advance tix buyers will be listed on the Will Call List at The Door). Price includes admission, beverages and Tito’s Tacos while they last!
    POTLUCK Contributions Strongly Encouraged and Appreciated.

    So far the confirmed artists include: Darryl Purpose, Robert Morgan Fisher, Chad Watson & Pam Loe, Joyce Woodson, John M, Jonathan Menchin, Eric Schwartz, Paul Zollo, Dale LaDuke, Allan Wachs, Rod Melancon, and more to come.

    RSVP on this Evite (and please indicate that you will pre-pay as per the above instructions).
    Stay Tuned for more info - and Please Share This Evite with your Friends!

    Map to the Venue/Location:
    http://www.writersbootcamp.com/maps/directions.htm

Jerry Burgan - Songs & Stories
Saturday, June 11th - 7:00 PM
Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 Lake Avenue, Alta Dena, CA
$15
Jerry Burgan - Songs & Stories
will be at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena on Saturday evening, June 11.  If you've never seen the show, it's a great venue for fun and folk music.  If you have, expect some surprises and a few things we picked up in Colorado.  Along with his wife, Debbie and Tholow Chan, he'll be bringing a supply of his new solo CD "Reflections, Songs & Stories" that was just released on GRA Records.  Hope you can join us.
Jerry Burgan
Songs & Stories with
Debbie Burgan & Tholow Chan
Reservations Required: (626) 798-6236 10AM-10PM or

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Delaney Gibson

DELANEY GIBSON LIVE AT ZOEY'S CAFE

 
Time
Friday, June 17 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Location
Zoey's Cafe
185 East Santa Clara Street

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Hey Ventura!

Delaney Gibson is back... (for a week or so) 

She is playing a show with her amazing band at Zoey's Cafe. She misses you guys something awful and would love to see all your smiling faces in the audience. She'll be performing new songs that she's written since she's been in NYC, too.

Hope to see you there!!

xo,
Delaney

For tickets:
http://bigcitybuzz.com/p_evn.php?e=20880&ptnid=2

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Zoey's Cafe - Ventura's Premier Dining & Concert Venue.

AE (Ainjel Emme) Live
@ Genghis Cohen
June 22nd, 9-10 PM
740 N Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles
(Just North of Melrose) on the East Side of the street)
(323) 653-0640

Time
Wednesday, June 22 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Location
Genghis Cohen
741 N. Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA

Created By

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All ages welcome. $8 cover.

More About Ainjel:
Ainjel Emme (pronounced "angel em")
Known primarily as a recording artist and songwriter, Ainjel Emme is also an accomplished guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, drummer and producer.

Ainjel is a self-taught, DIY artist. She writes her own songs and covers the majority of instrumental / production duties on her solo recordings. Her debut album, Heartache Is Boring, was independently produced and released in October 2003 and received critical acclaim ["Shimmers with art and soul" - BUST Magazine (Spring 2004), "Hits the mark right out of the chute" - The Austin Chronicle, (October 2003)].

It made Top 10 CDs of the Year in 2003 at KUT 90.5 FM in Austin, TX and received regular airplay on KUT and KOOP 91.7 FM. Only 1000 copies of the album were ever manufactured. The CD went out of print in 2006, but is still available digitally through iTunes and other online retailers. Used copies of the disc have been known to fetch up to $100 on sites like eBay and Amazon.com.

Ainjel  independently studied audio production and graphic design, performed as a drummer / percussionist with art-rock outfit MASS Ensemble at Lollapalooza and Coachella in 2006, contributed guitar and vocals to the debut album for Maynard James Keenan's side-project, Puscifer in 2007, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard independent charts; guest appeared as the singing voice of Hello Kitty on the first-ever music CD for the Sanrio icon (Hello World, 2007), gigged as an accompanist and session vocalist, and toured internationally with all-girl AC/DC tribute Whole Lotta Rosies on rhythm guitar.

Her sophomore record, Everyone Is Beautiful, was released on January 11th, 2011.

Performance Video of Ainjel Emme

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Ainjel Emme performing at The Martin Guitar Booth at the 2011 NAMM Festival.
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Peter Tork listening to Ainjel Emme at The Martin Guitar Booth at the 2011 NAMM Festival in Anaheim.
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Keith England (our past guest), Sandy Jacobson, & Ainjel Emme (our past guest).
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Our guest, Ainjel Emme with our host, Michael Sunday.
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Ainjel Emme performing "Long As It's Sweet."
Our Guest - Ainjel Emme !
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Ainjel Emme (Guest), Sandy Jacobson (Producer) & Michael Sunday (Host) in our studio.

Ainjel Emme's Discography:

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Ainjel Emme's NEW CD - "Everyone Is Beautiful"
Ainjel's first solo CD:
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Ainjel Emme - Heartache is Boring

JIM CURRY'S
TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF JOHN DENVER
with special guest, the impossibly wonderful
JIM CONNOR on 5 string banjo & wit.
June 23rd, 2011 - 8 PM
$18
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake
Altadena, Ca. 91001
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 
(626) 798-6236.. between 10 A. M. and 10 P.M.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A NEW RESERVATION NUMBER!

Go to: http://www.jimcurrymusic.com/
Jim and Anne Curry
Husband and wife team, Jim and Anne Curry deliver the
multi-platinum hits of the great John Denver in a fun-filled evening of singing and stories. Jim plays the guitar and sings John's songs in a crystal clear tenor that will take your breath away. Anne, his wife and musical partner, plays guitar and mandolin and sings harmony in all the right places. You'll be invited to sing along, share in the memories, learn new songs and howl at the moon (literally!)

The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time. Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage.

Tribute artist Jim Curry, who's voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, has performed Denver's music in sold out shows throughout the country and has emerged as today's top performer of Denver's vast legacy of multi-platinum hits. Jim's uncanny ability to mirror John's voice and clean-cut look takes you back to the time when "Rocky Mountain High" "Sunshine" "Calypso" and "Annie's Song" topped the charts, and his popular music had the heartfelt message of caring for the earth and caring for each other.

Jim will appear with his wife, Anne who plays mandolin and guitar, sings harmony and generally keeps Jim in line! Together, they will take you on a musical journey of the heart, where you will be invited to sing, clap your hands, stomp your feet and howl at the moon. Don't worry, you already know the words to the songs, and John Denver's message is worth repeating:
"Be kind to the Earth and to each other. "

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The Coffee Gallery Backstage - Alta Dena

View the Promo Clip on Jim Curry !

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Jim Curry performing the music of John Denver.
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Jim Curry performing the music of John Denver.
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Jim Curry performing the music of John Denver.

Hey Hey, It’s...The Monkees reformation

The Monkees are to reform for a series of gigs to celebrate their 45th Anniversary.

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-news/8337883/Hey-Hey-Its...The-Monkees-reformation.html 

The original TV boyband are back together for their first UK tour in 12 years. British-born Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork return to perform in front of their British fans.

The Monkees, responsible for some of the biggest hits of the 60s, will be touring the length of the country including a memorable show at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London.

The original TV boy band are the example to all those who have since found musical fame via television. The Monkees wrote the script for modern day pop music.

Selling 50 million records with hits such as Daydream Believer, Last Train to Clarksville, I’m a Believer and (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone, The Monkees provided the soundtrack to teenage lives on both sides of the Atlantic from the ‘60s onwards. With the TV series being repeated throughout the 1980s, a whole new legion of fans were exposed to their crazy antics.

Controversially created for TV, they eventually broke their shackles and became a respected band in their own right, embedded in the revolutionary 1960s pop fraternity. The Beatles were one of The Monkees’ biggest supporters with John Lennon naming them “the Marx Brothers of Rock”. In fact in 1967, The Monkees outsold both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined.

Following the TV show, the band went on to tour the world, release hit albums and singles, make a cult psychedelic, surreal film (1968’s Head) and inspire generations of bands to follow their winning formula.

Without The Monkees, there would be no Backstreet Boys, no Take That, no Boyzone, no Busted and no JLS. Even the Sex Pistols made (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone part of their repertoire.

To clear up unfinished Monkee Business, don’t miss your chance to see the seminal TV show band ‘sing and play’ as The Monkees celebrate over four decades at the top, on tour in the UK this May.

The Monkees UK Tour dates:

May 12th Liverpool Echo Arena

May 24th Manchester Apollo

May 15th Newcastle City Hall

May 16th Glasgow Clyde Auditorium

May 19th London Royal Albert Hall

May 20th Sheffield City Hall

May 21st Birmingham NIA Academy

May 23rd Plymouth Pavillions

May 24th Cardiff CIAgoodma

May 25th Nottingham Royal Centre

 

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Left to Right: Chip Douglas, Bobby Hart, Peter Tork, & Davy Jones.
At the 40th Anniversary Screening of
The Monkees film "Head"
at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
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Chip Douglas, Bobby Hart, & Peter Tork at the 40th Anniversary Screening of The Monkees film "Head."
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This photo of Peter Tork performing at the 2010 NAMM Festival is courtesy of Shelli Andranigian.
After the concert at the 2010 NAMM Festival.
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Sandy Jacobson, Co-Author of The Monkees Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Petition, with Peter Tork.

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On November 10th at 9:45 PM EST,
Sandy Jacobson, Creator & Producer of BackStage:Los Angeles, was interviewed on the nationally syndicated radio show, "The Strange Dave Show."  http://www.strangedaveshow.com
 
THE STRANGE DAVE SHOW can be heard on the following radio stations...

Classic Rock for Snoqualmie & Mt. Vernon (1700 AM) www.easthillradio.com
Cleveland, Ohio (MRAM 1500) mram.50webs.com
Pottstown, Pennsylvania (91.9 FM)
Pottstown, Pennsylvania (1620 AM)
Clarion, PA (WCUC 91.7 FM)
Caifoxradio
Lancaster, Pennsylvania (1620 AM)
WLOU Radio Every Friday Night 7-8pm EST
Lafayette, Indiana (K107.5 FM) www.k107fm.com (Listen online)
Albany, Oregon (105.7 FM, 1680 AM, 1700 AM and 1020 AM Stereo)
Dumfries, Virginia (1640 AM)
Battleground, Alabama (93.1 FM)
Anderson, South Carolina (90.5 FM)
Madison, Wisconsin (96.9 FM)
Marlborough, Massachusetts (1640 AM)
Bel Air, Maryland (HERB FM)
Johnson City, Tennessee (105.3 FM)
k94rocks.com (Internet Only)
Modesto, California (1610 AM)
Free Radio London -
London, Kentucky (95.7 FM & 1630 AM) Listen Website
www.ukcityradio.co.uk
www.mysticageradio.com
www.freewebs.com/dredradio
www.crystalsoundradio.com
www.penninesoundradio.co.uk

Sandy Jacobson was also asked to speak on a panel for the Television/Film Department at Loyola Marymount University on November 19th.  Other panelists included representatives from Dreamworks, Warner Brothers, and other entertainment companies.
NOW! PREVIEW THE INTERVIEW WITH RUSS & JULIE
OF "RUSS & JULIE'S HOUSE CONCERTS"
BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW:

 Petition Update & Stats
December 3, 2011 - As of 5 A.M. (PST) we have 34,207 Combined Signatures !
May 4th marked the anniversary of the printing of The Los Angeles Times article
"Rock Hall Snub Irks Ex-Monkee" by Joseph Dionisio which prompted the writing of this petition.
We've collected 24,531 Signatures online, plus 137 at the Southern CA Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues concert venues for a subtotal of 24,668 Signatures, and the largest and oldest "Oldies" Southern California radio station has collected 9,539 signatures, for a combined total of 34,207 Signatures.  Our grass-roots effort, with fans spreading the word, is leading theirs by 15,129 Signatures.  Our goal is 100,000 signatures.
THE STATS, AS OF AUGUST 22, 2009, ALONG WITH OTHER DOCUMENTATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME, WHILE WE CONTINUE TO GATHER SIGNATURES TOWARD OUR GOAL OF 100,000 !
Among the "notables" to have signed this petition are:
Bob Hegyes ("Juan Epstein" of "Welcome Back, Kotter"), Kathy Garver ("Cissy" of the ORIGINAL "Family Affair"),
Amy Linker ("Lauren Hutchinson" of "Square Pegs")
and most recently,
ROBERT GORE RIFKIND (Howard Hughes' Attorney).
Special Thanks to Mark Smigel, signature #24,000 !
PLEASE VISIT "THE MONKEES HALL OF FAME PETITION" PAGE, and link on the online petition to get them into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  They were nominated in 2007, their 40th Anniversary, and kept out by Rolliing Stone editor, Jann Wenner.  It's time to silence the 42-year-old myth that The Monkees didn't play their own instruments, and acknowledge them for their contributions to the music world.  See the petition for all of the stats...including having all 5 albums go Platinum the same day, on the day they were re-released on CD in 1986.    
Sandy Jacobson, Creator & Producer
BackStage:Los Angeles
Co-Author of The Monkees Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Petition    
                                                        
 SPECIAL THANKS TO RECENT GUESTS:
THE QUARRYMEN
The band that John Lennon, Paul McCartney, & George Harrison met in.
It was our second interview with The Quarrymen during their second visit to Los Angeles on their "Happy Birthday, John" Tour.
DENNY TEDESCO
Director and Producer of the documentary "The Wrecking Crew" - who were Phil Spector's "Wall of Sound."  Denny's father, Tommy Tedesco was one of the members of this team of top Los Angeles studio musicians.
CHIP DOUGLAS
(produced two of The Monkees albums, and arranged & performed on The Turtles' "Happy Together.")
BOB CHEEVERS
ELLIS PAUL
RENEE BODIE
Bodie House Concerts / FAR-West Music Conference Board Member
KENNY SCHICK & SABINE
THE QUARRYMEN - The band that The Beatles were born out of.
PATRICK TOWNE & MICHAEL FRANCO
Co-Adapters/Director/Producer/Stage Design for Frank Zappa's 1979 Rock Opera "Joe's Garage" currently running at The Open Fist Theatre in Hollywood through November 22, 2008.
MATT PLESS (in town performing, from Maryland / DC !)
MATT CARTSONIS
(also recently seen on The Jimmy Kimmel Show w/Glen Campbell!)
EVAN  MARSHALL
JOHN McEUEN (Segment 3) - The Music Bill of Rights
JOHN McEUEN (Segment 2) - Update on his multi-faceted career.
CLAY EALS, author of "Steve Goodman:Facing The Music"
LAURENCE JUBER
JOEL RAFAEL
NATHAN McEUEN
BOB STANE
(Owner of The Coffee Gallery Backstage & Founder of The Ice House)
FLORENCE HARTIGAN
MIKE HANDCOCK & NGAHIHI BIDOIS (from New Zealand)
JOHN BATDORF & MICHAEL McLEAN
PAT BURNS (author "Grandparents Rock!)
RUSS & JULIE'S HOUSE CONCERTS
THE TEEN PROJECT ("GIVE ME SHELTER ROCK" BENEFIT)
JOHN PARKINSON
BRIAN RAY
WE FIVE
MIKE HANDCOCK
DAVID PHILP (THE AUTOMATICS)
KEITH ENGLAND
FERTITTA & McCLINTOCK
JAMES LEE STANLEY & JOHN BATDORF(All Wood & Stones II)
PETER TORK of Shoe Suede Blues, 
SCOTT GATES, and
MIKE NADOLSON ( from the band "Silverado") !!! 
Thanks also to recent Guest Hosts 
Chelsea Williams and James Lee Stanley.  
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Keith England will be making another appearance at
The Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood, for a great evening of
jazz standards, "New & Used."

Thursday April 17th, 2008
8:30 PM

Catalina Bar & Grill
6725 West Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA. 90028
(323) 466-2210
With Mike Melvoin and Special Guest Pete Christlieb
$15
www.keithengland.com
www.catalinajazzclub.com

Thank you to some of our most recent guests...

WE FIVE, PAUL IVY, MIKE HANDCOCK (Musician & Wealth Coach), DAVID PHILP (David Philp & The Automatics),  FERTITTA & McCLINTOCK, KEITH ENGLAND, JAMES LEE STANLEY & JOHN BATDORF ("All Wood & Stones"), SCOTT GATES, and PETER TORK.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO PAST GUEST,  CHELSEA WILLIAMS, 

whose song "This Will Be" has been selected for the short film "First Nights" Starring James Garner.  For more information, see the "Congratulations To Chelsea Williams" page of this site!

 

CONGRATULATIONS ALSO TO RECENT GUESTS,

FERTITTA & McCLINTOCK...who were just awarded

BEST NEW GROUP or DUO 2007 at theNEW MUSIC AWARDS

in Los Angeles on November 10th!

For more information, go to the "Congratulations to Fertitta & McClintock" page of this site.

Congratulations to David Philp & The Automatics, who have had one of their tracks from "The Last Noel" selected for the 2008-Release Lions Gate film "Christmas Cottage." 

"BACKSTAGE:LOS ANGELES" AND "PETER TORK & SHOE SUEDE BLUES"HAVE EACH BEEN NOMINATED FOR AN AWARD !!!  As the result of an interview done by Sandy Jacobson, Producer & Creator of "BackStage:Los Angeles" for Cult Radio A-Go-Go to promote The Monkees Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Petition, both Sandy Jacobson and "Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues" have been nominated for awards from the Cult Radio-A-Go-Go Radio Station:

We just wanted to write to notify and congratulate you for being nominated for a 2007 Cult Radio A-Go-Go! "Craggy" Award! You have been nominated for the following categories:

Sandy Jacobson - Best Indie Film Maker / Artist / Entrepreneur of 2007

Peter Tork & Shoe Suede Blues - Best Musician of 2007

The winner of the category will win a CRAGGY statuette of our mascot the drive-in movie gargoyle along w/ an honorary certificate declaring their title. The winners are chosen by VOTES from listeners and supporters of our nominees. You can find out more details by going to http://www.cultradioagogo.com/awards.html
and you can vote there as well. Nominees ARE allowed to vote and campaigning is encouraged so tell your friends and get everyone you know to vote. We encourage nominees to email, post bulletins, blogs, and advertise their nomination on their website because the awards are a two fold benefit: not only in place to thank the people who have contributed to and supported the radio station, but also to help spread the word about the station. By advertising your nomination and encouraging your friends to vote, you'll also be making new people aware of our station.. as well as hopefully getting yourself closer to winning the title! Please feel free to use any part of the info pasted below (including the banner encoded in the html below) or advertise in your own special way.

Winners will be announced on our Oct. 27th live show and will be notified shortly after. Thank you for your support of Cult Radio A-Go-Go! and Congratulations!
 Two new "Tour" pages...
from the Shoe Suede Blues So Cal Tour and
The Batdorf & Rodney So Cal Tour !!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO CHELSEA WILLIAMS, WHO HAS SOLD 38,000 COPIES OF HER CD !  Her new goal is 50,000 !

 NEW UPDATES ON THE  "APPEARANCES" PAGE--
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